If you're like the majority of women, your mum probably taught you to apply liner first, lipstick second. However, makeup artists everywhere are now flipping this theory on its head with a secret step in between that creates the perfect red lip.
Take a nude-coloured lip liner and line your lips in light, feathery, barely-there strokes. This will frame your lips, give you lines to colour in and stop your lipstick from bleeding outside your lip line throughout the day.
Pictured: Chantecaille Contour Fill from Mecca Maxima.